Safety and Swim Standards

Swim standards for children

Our facility uses a coloured banding system to identify at-risk swimmers, and ensure adequate supervision ratios. If you are bringing children with you, please review the supervision requirements carefully before you arrive to avoid disappointment. 

Ages 5 and under

Children will receive a RED BAND and must be within arm's reach of a guardian (12 years or older) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. 

  • Children under the age of 5 may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • One guardian will be required for every two children (1:2) 

Ages 6 to 9

Children must complete a Facility Swim Test. If they do not pass, they must stay within arm's reach of the guardian and wear a red band. 

  • One guardian will be required for every four children (1:4)
  • One guardian may supervise up to eight children (1:8) wearing lifejackets

Facility swim test

To pass the facility swim test, children must swim two widths of the pool, face in the water, without stopping while demonstrating a regular breathing pattern. If completed successfully the swimmer will receive a green band which allows them to swim independently of their guardian (12 years and older).

Other health and safety considerations

Maintaining a safe, clean facility is our top priority.

  • Trained lifeguards are on duty at all times      
  • First-aid station and AED on site
  • Life jackets are available

Here's how you can help us keep Lake Lisgar Waterpark enjoyable for everyone.

  • No smoking is permitted inside Lake Lisgar Waterpark at any time
  • Take a thorough shower before entering or re-entering the pool
  • Use a swim diaper for children who are not potty trained.
  • Do not come to the pool if you are not feeling well 
  • Do not spit, spout water or otherwise pollute the pool or deck 
  • Do not bring any glass bottles or containers into the park
  • Do not bring pets to the Waterpark - service animals welcome
  • Tell staff if you notice an area that needs attention (garbage, washrooms etc.)

View a complete list of applicable provincial health regulations.


R-Zone Policy

The R Zone is a ZERO tolerance policy that applies to all Town of Tillsonburg buildings, facilities, programs, parks and trails. The goal of this policy is to promote a positive, safe and supportive environment for all members of the public and staff.

This policy enforces ZERO tolerance of:

  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Bullying
  • Inappropriate Language
  • Assault
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Disrespect

For more information on the R Zone Policy, call 519-688-9011 or email

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